Linkages Mentor Program
The Linkages Mentor Program, which began in 2007, serves as a formal peer mentoring initiative designed to support the retention of underrepresented students (students of color, first-generation students, and students demonstrating significant financial need) at the University of St. Thomas. Our student mentors serve as a resource to help first year students successfully transition from high school to college. Student mentors are matched with new first-year students to serve as a resource throughout the academic year, sharing their institutional knowledge, experiences, and college success strategies.
By participating in this full academic year program, students build connections with peers, gain valuable knowledge about campus resources from faculty and staff, and explore a variety of topics aimed at academic, career, and personal development through monthly student success workshops.
The Linkages team consists of student leaders who serve as mentors. Mentors and mentees attend Linkages Core Workshops, and social events/activities in addition to meeting occasionally during the semester with one of the Linkages Interns. Through participation in Linkages, students receive personalized attention, academic advising, career support, and community building.
224 Anderson Student Center
How to Apply
Students can apply to be mentors in the spring before the academic year ends. Application will be posted in February in student employment.
Incoming first-year students can apply to be a mentee in the summer before the academic year starts. Application will be posted in May on our website.